Adolph Weishaar, 96, Minot, died on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in a Minot hospital.
Adolph was born Feb. 12, 1916, near Garrison, to John and Elizabeth (Ackerman) Weishaar. He was reared and educated near Garrison and Coleharbor.
Adolph married Estella Abel on Dec. 19, 1941, in Sidney, Mont. He was inducted into the U.S. Army Air Force on May 26, 1942, and was honorably discharged on May 5, 1945. Following his discharge, he and Estella made their home on a farm in Malcolm Township of McLean County near Coleharbor. In November 1965, Adolph established Weishaar Painting and Decorating. His son, Loren, assumed ownership of the business in 1981, but Adolph continued painting with his son until his retirement in 1997. Estella died on July 18, 2008.
Adolph was a member of West Minot Church of God. During the past four years, he enjoyed and appreciated the care he received at Emerald Court Assisted Living.
Adolph's loving family includes: his sons, Roger (Sharon) Weishaar and Loren (Brenda) Weishaar, all of Minot; five grandchildren: DeLynn (Michelle) Weishaar and children, Garrett, Avery and Zoe; Dallas (Rhonda) Weishaar and children, Paige, Easton, Regan and Kennedy; Kent Weishaar and children, Luc and Kate; Kelli (Robert) Bohlender and children, Jackson and Drew; and Trisha (Kaylan) Carlson and children, Tavia, Cohen and Graham, all of Minot; sisters, Alma Schumaier, Auburn, Wash., Irene (Clarence) Krebsbach, Esther Vitko and Hulda Mehlhoff, all of Minot; brothers, Art (Elsie) Weishaar, of Benedict, Ervin (Ella) Weishaar, Wahpeton, Bert (Alice) Weishaar, of Benedict; sisters-in-law, Blanche Weishaar and Erna Seidler Wood; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Adolph was preceded in death by: his parents; wife, Estella; brothers, John, Albert (Ruby) and Willie (Rena); and brothers-in-law, John Schumaier, Joe Vitko and Melvin Mehlhoff.
Celebration of the Life of Adolph Weishaar: Monday, Jan. 14, at 1 p.m. in West Minot Church of God.
Interment: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.
Visitation: Today, Sunday, Jan. 13, from noon to 5 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Those wishing to sign the online memorial register or share memories and condolences are invited to use the expressions of sympathy section at (www.thomasfamilyfuneralhome.com).